100 Voices. 3 Stages. Pure A Cappella.

In one of the coolest things we have ever done in our 71 year history, we will embark on a 3-day, 3-city, 3-state, 3-chorus tour.  Come See Three of the Most Entertaining Barbershop Choruses in the World!
Central Standard (Kansas City, KS)
Sound of Illinois (Bloomington, IL)
Midwest Vocal Express (Greendale, WI)

On top of that, several award-winning quartets hit the road for performances you won’t want to miss.

Concert Locations (tickets)

  • Friday, Aug. 23, 7p.m. – Shawnee Mission South High School Auditorium, 5800 W 107th St, Overland Park, KS, $20 tickets from members or from www.centralstandard.net
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, 7p.m. – Normal, IL – Illinois State University, Center for the Performing Arts, 116 Center for the Visual Arts, Normal Il 61790, Tickets- $15 (Ticketmaster “Sound of Illinois” or the CPA box office 309.438.2535).  Directions and Parking Information
  • Sunday, Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m., Sunday Aug 25, 1:30 pm – Greendale High School Auditorium, 6801 Southway, Greendale, WI 53129 $15 in advance, $20 at the door. www.mve.org


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The Tour is On!


We’re excited to announce the guest quartets who will be joining the Central Standard, Midwest Vocal Express, and Sound of Illinois choruses on the Best of Three Worlds tour. It’s an amazing lineup, and you won’t want to miss it. Here’s who’s coming to dinner:



The former semi-finalists will be jumping back on stage for all three tour stops. This may be one of their last hurrahs, so come see them while you can.

After Hours


Fresh off an International Eight place finish, After Hours will be along for the ride on the Saturday and Sunday shows! After Hours includes three members of the Sound of Illinois chapter and one former MVE member.

The Committee


An up-and-coming Illinois quartet, The Committee saw a huge increase in scores this Spring. As they continue their upward ascent, they will join us in all three states. This is one meeting you want to be at.

Nostra Vita


A new MVE quartet featuring four international-qualifiers, Nostra Vita is pushing hard for October’s LOL District contest. They’ll show their progress with some suave sets in all three cities. Don’t miss this unique new quartet.

High Point


The perennial top ten quartet in the Seniors International contest, these guys from ‘sconsin have plenty of experience that they use to knock your socks off. With humor and tight singing, they bring it and you should be there to take it.



This Land of Lakes District collegiate quartet debuted on the collegiate international stage in 2012, and they’ve been improving even more since then. Come watch these whippersnappers snap whippers like no other.